Airplanes in the Garden by Joan Z. Calder
Monarch Butterflies Take Flight (A Mom's Choice Award Recipient)

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The discovery of a monarch butterfly egg on a milkweed plant teaches a young girl about metamorphosis.
With Airplanes in the Garden: Monarch Butterflies Take Flight readers will discover a unique children's nonfiction picture book, containing vibrant watercolor not typically found in a children's book. Correct terminology explains metamorphosis (egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly) in a fun to read story. The book includes an informative section with migration maps, helpful tips to grow your own butterfly-friendly garden, and a butterfly song, which can be downloaded from the web. The book also contains web addresses to learn more about monarch butterflies.
 

About Joan Z. Calder

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Joan Z. Calder, author, horticulturist and garden designer, manages the biology greenhouse at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also nurtures a butterfly garden. Calder travels the U.S. to educate the public about monarch migration, and the importance of conserving their habitat. The author currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, with her, husband, John and many caterpillars. Cathy Quiel, internationally renowned watercolorist, captures her images through a vivid application of pigment. Her paintings are represented internationally in corporate and private collections including the executive offices of CSULB and the cities of Los Alamitos and Cerritos. Her work has been published and featured in numerous art publications including The Best of Watercolor III, The Artistic Touch Volumes 1-4, Confident Color, The New Creative Artist and 'The Artist Magazine' and 'The American Artist.' She is currently illustrating an upcoming children's book about butterflies by Joan Calder. Cathy Quiel has been a guest lecturer at the Riverside Art Museum and the Muckenthaler Art Museum in conjunction with the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. Although California based, Cathy Quiel's talents are not restricted to the West Coast where she teaches through the SBCC, Schott Center. She has taught workshops in France, Italy, Malta, Mexico, the Caribbean and Alask
 
Published April 2, 2014 by Patio Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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The story follows a little girl named Bonnie as she watches monarch butterflies—which she playfully calls airplanes—in her family’s garden.

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